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Foothills Market:  The Market is Open!

There’s no getting around it – it’s HOT outside. If you don’t want to heat up the kitchen but still want fresh, local food, Foothills Market has some great options for you! Maybe a fresh salad with aquaponics lettuce and cucumbers would hit the spot. Or maybe you could put a good cut of locally-grown meat into your slow cooker or Insta-pot. Or maybe you just want a peanut butter sandwich sweetened with a sweet spread made with local fruit. Check out the recipes section for more ideas.

Shop the market between now and Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. Fill your cart, then be sure to hit the “Place Your Order” button. We’ll get your order together and have it ready for pick-up on Thursday afternoon from 5-5:30 p.m. at the Food for Thought Garden house (815 N. Hillcrest).

Russellville Community Market:  Ordering Closes at 10PM on the Market!

To ensure your order is placed, make sure you click the “Place My Order” button once you have completed your shopping. You will receive a confirmation email.

Orders will be ready for pick from 4PM – 6:30PM this Tuesday at the Downtown Russellville Train Depot!

Ordering on The Market Closes at 10PM!
Pumpkins, Pastries, Squash, Kune Kune Hogs, Neck Bacon, Bread, and more, all listed on The Market this week! Don’t forget to place your order before 10PM this evening!
Thank you for choosing to shop and eat local.
Photo courtesy of Farm Girl Meats

Russellville Community Market


Dawson Local Harvest:  Dawson Local Harvest Mentionables


LOTS OF THINGS TO TALK ABOUT. First up, pastured Ground Beef, Roasts, Steaks and more are available, and Chicken Broth and stock parts are also listed. Some Green Beans join the Market, along with Okra, Onions, Peppers, and Eggplants, all looking very nice, and Tomatoes, Cukes, and Squash are almost ready to pick. Bear Ridge Organic Eggs are back on the Market, along with the full menu from My Daily Bread, fermented / probiotic delicacies from Cultured Traditions, raw Milk from Little Brown Cow and more.

Check The Market for availabilities. YOU CAN PLACE YOUR ORDERS STARTING AT 8pm.

Four Seasons Farmers Market:  Market Open! Seprtember 9-11

Good morning, the market is open. We apologize for opening late today. We will leave it open until 2:00 PM on Tuesday to allow more time for orders.

Vegetables, meat, eggs flowers and more!

Your purchases will be available from 3-6 PM on Wednesday afternoon at our new pickup location in Fayetteville:

Berry Natural
3059 N College Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72703


Magney Legacy Ridge Farm:  CSA #23

Dear CSA-ers, This week’s preassembled bag will contain Spring Mix, Romaine, Kohlrabi, Beets, Corno Di Torno Peppers, Mixed Tomatoes and Garlic. Custom orders may be placed between now and Tuesday evening on the website at:

This week we mourn the loss of one of our oldest animal team members on the farm. Sam, the Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dog passed peacefully overnight on Wednesday. When we were raising sheep, Sam came to our farm as a rescue dog. He was an excellent protector, stepping up to chase away coyotes and other would-be predators of sheep. Tragically, Sam escaped during a storm and was struck by a vehicle which resulted in an amputation of one of his back legs. For this reason, Sam stayed with the farm when the sheep were sold. Even with 3 legs, Sam was an excellent dog up to the very end. He (and Destiny, our other Great Pyrenees) always barked at deer in the valley and kept us feeling safe at night. We will miss Sam and wish him well in the next life. He will be remembered fondly by us all.
In brighter news, work on the farm has been proceeding well. Over 1500 brassica (broccoli family) transplants went into the ground on Friday. This year, to reduce our dependence on landscape fabric, we are attempting to grow these vegetables in tandem with a clover cover crop. The under-sowing of clover should crowd out unwanted weeds while competing little with the crops we intend to grow. In deep winter, once the broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage are harvested, the clover will protect the soil from erosion while adding nutrition to it for the Spring. We are very excited to be making use of this innovative sustainability technique and hope for a bountiful harvest.
Speaking of brassicas, this week’s highlighted vegetable is kohlrabi. Our dedicated CSA-ers may recall kohlrabi from this Spring, but it is the first hearty brassica to grace the shares since kale went out in early summer. Kohlrabi is a very classically German vegetable, being developed centuries ago to provide a long storing crop full of nutrition for a long winter. Texturally, kohlrabi has a crisp interior “bulb” which grows above ground and is technically a swollen stem. This bulb is rich in Vitamin C and has a nice balance of other vitamins and trace minerals. An easy preparation for kohlrabi is to peel the bulbs, sliver them, and shake with a dash of lemon juice for a salad topper. Other preparations such as mashed or roasted are also good options. We invite you to experiment with this unique vegetable and hope that you come to enjoy it as we do.
Chopped Mexican Salad Recipe
adapted from Fine Cooking Magazine, July 2006 issue
Salad Ingredients:
2 red Corno di Toro peppers, halved and seeded then grilled and diced
2 yellow Corno di Toro peppers, halved and seeded then grilled and diced
3 ears of bicolored corn, husked, grilled and shucked
2 large heirloom tomatoes, diced
1 medium jicama, diced CAN ALSO USE KOHLRABI IN PLACE OF
2 avocado, pitted and diced
1 can black beans, drained
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Dressing Ingredients:
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp orange juice
3 Tbsp lime juice
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 Tbsp honey
3/4 Tsp cumin, toasted and ground
salt and pepper to taste
I really like this salad because there are a lot of flavors and textures going on in each mouthful. You have the sweetness of the corn and the peppers, the umami of the tomatoes, the crunchiness of the jicama and the creaminess of the avocado. The cumin in the dressing gives it interest while the citrus juices tie everything together. All in all, a wonderful salad!
As always, thank you so much for your support of our farm and welcoming us to your community. With farmers’ markets nearing their conclusion, we are beginning to build CSA membership for the Fall and Winter. If you have any friends and neighbors that might be interested in our service, pleas refer them to our website signup at (
Wishing you and your loved ones the best this week,
The Magney Legacy Ridge Farm Team

Conway, AR:  Opening Bell: Cucumbers, Sweet Potatoes, Okra, Honey!

Good afternoon!
If I had to title this weblog entry, it would be “Squash!”. We have an abundance of amazing summer squash and winter squash right now. Yellow squash and zucchini squash from Strack farm, and the best looking butternut squash I’ve ever seen, from Drewry Orchards. They have a few other kinds of squash, as well as pumpkins which are… Squash.

Check out the local pork products available from Bar C farm, or the beef products available from Ratchford farm, or chicken products available from Farm girl meats and Bradford Valley farm. We’ve got it all going on right here in one place! And don’t forget…squash!

Do you often find yourself awash in over 600 items available each week? Well, just start with a basic weekly must-have list. Shiitake mushrooms, squash, bacon, coffee, ground beef, chicken, butternut, honey. Then look around and add other desired items. Try to have locally grown ingredients at every meal. Eat fresh!

We’ve been having a lot of excellent items on the extra table lately. Earlier shoppers get the best selection. We are normally ready for customers to start arriving around 3 PM if you happen to be out and in the area. Just text me to see if we’re ready.

Be sure to SEARCH for your favorite items using the search field. Four instance, type in the word “sale”and see what pops up. We have over 600 items available now!

Most items are listed by 6pm Sunday, but check back again before the market closes Tuesday night to see if any other items are ready to be harvested for you!

And save your eggshells throughout the week for the laying hens! :-)

The market is now OPEN for orders. Click here to start shopping:

Please check your email a few minutes after you place your order to make sure you get an order confirmation. Thanks!

Green Acres Atkins:  Good morning!

Hey all:

Hope you all had a great week

Please place those orders by Wednesday at noon

Tom and Kami

Suwanee Whole Life Co-op:  Reminder - Don't forget to order!

Just a friendly reminder, if you haven’t already placed your order, that market orders are due online by 6 pm TODAY. Order now so you don’t forget :-)

Click Here to Place Your Order For WEDNESDAY pick up in Suwanee

Thank you for placing your order and supporting local farms and businesses!

Independence,VA:  Market closes Monday night at 8 pm!


Good afternoon,

It’s that time of week, Market closes Monday night at 8 pm, be sure to place your order! Happy Sunday!

To Shop: Independence Farmers Market.

Thank you for supporting the Independence Farmers Market!


Stones River Market:  Market is OPEN -- See you Wednesday

Welcome to this weeks Market, Open until 10 pm Monday. Order early before quantities available run out!

*They are many great things available on the Market this week, Meats, Produce, Fruit and Drinks, Fermented items, Bulk Goods, Milks and Teas, Creole Mixes, Baked Goods, Eggs, Jams, Soaps, Gift ideas and Live Plants and Herbs and more. *

Mark your calendars, October 23rd from 5-6:30 during the market delivery we will have our “Taste of Fall” event, our growers will have items available and information about what to expect during the fall and winter months. OH WAIT…what the heck, lets have another drawing! When you place an order during the next 6 Markets you will have a chance to win a $25, $10 or $5 Gift Certificate to the Market. Drawing will be October 23rd, it could be YOU! So place your order each week to increase your chances.

News from our Growers:

Farrar Farm LLC: Our SALE Continues..…Ground Beef and Hamburger Patties are $5.00 a pound!

Rainbow Hill Farm: Available this week, Apples for Applesauce, Gala, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Rhode Island Greening and Yellow Delicious. Also assorted Sweet Peppers, Jalapeno’s, Assorted Heirloom Tomatoes and Zucchini.

Carole’s Herbs (CS3 Farms): Try our shrub (drinking vinegar/tonic) offering for a refreshing, nutritious, and tasty drink. Wolberry Mint, Ginger Fig and (NEW) Pear Spice. We have 12 and 24 ounce containers for those who know they love them! Shrubs are good on salads or ice cream, can be mixed with filtered water, mineral water, kombucha tea or your choice of mixed drink. We also have a fresh batch of Rosemary Thyme hummus available. Get them before they are gone!

Flying S Farms: Our delicious Pumpkin Breads are back, several choices from Plain, Pecan, Walnut or with Dried Cranberries. They are perfect as a snack, dessert, toasted, warm definately a Fall pleaser! Winter Squash – Butternut, Delicata and Spaghetti enjoy baked, roasted, in soups or even on the grill!

Look forward seeing you “On the Porch” at Quinn’s Mercantile Wednesday September 11th from 5:00 – 6:30pm, please contact me if you are unable to make delivery or are running late, please phone, email or text me so we can make arrangements to get your order to you.

How to contact us:
Locations: Quinn’s Mercantile on Wednesdays: 301 North Spring Street, Murfreesboro